#BattleOfTheBands Results : Learning To Fly
Another battle has come and gone…
We spent the past week casting votes here at Jingle Jangle Jungle for what we believe the best cover of Tom Petty’s “Learning To Fly”
Watching the votes come in was like watching a tennis match. The votes kept going back and forth, except for the poor Weepies. I guess no one cared much for their indie contribution to the battle. Now they are left living up to their name, weeping in the corner.
The real battle came down to Bonnie
The final tally -
Raitt Tyler with 8 votes
Lady Antebellum with 5 votes
Weepies with 0 votes
As you might recall, Tom Petty was part of the supergroup Traveling Wilburys. The members of that group gave themselves fake names to go by. Tom went by Charlie T Wilbury, Jr.
Tom passed away on Oct 2, 2017. His Traveling Wilbury’s bandmate Bob Dylan, aka Lucky Wilbury, had a concert scheduled on what would have been Petty’s 67th birthday, Oct 20, 2017. When it came time for Dylan’s encore, he performed “Learning to Fly” in honor of his friend. This was the only time that Dylan had performed the song during his 2017 tour.
The only footage/audio I could find for this performance was video submitted by concert attendees. They took a huge risk in taking the video as they were told that using cell phones would get them removed from the concert. As a result, the audio isn’t the greatest, but you can hear the emotion in Dylan’s voice.
What did you think of this battle? Did your vote go to the winner?
Be sure to come back on the 15th for another battle. I mentioned to Stephen that I had something in mind for it, but for the life of me I can’t recall what I had in mind. I guess it will be a surprise for all of us!